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Cancer rates are rising among young people. What steps should they take to reduce their risk?

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Cancer Rates Increasing Among Young People New cancer cases among young people have been rising globally. These early-onset cancers, diagnosed in people under 50, have increased by a staggering 79%. In the United States, cancer demographics are shifting from older individuals to middle-aged people, with a notable increase in cancer cases among those younger than 50. The deadliest cancers in younger people include breast, lung, stomach, and colorectal cancers. Possible reasons for the rise in cancer cases among young people include obesity, dietary habits, sedentary lifestyles, and environmental factors. It is important for individuals to follow recommended cancer screening guidelines and understand their personal risk factors for early-onset cancer. Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake, exercising, and improving dietary habits can also help reduce cancer risk.